In this issue:
"Trump's Intervention" by Steve Coll: If President Trump broadens his aims against Assad, he will enter the very morass that Candidate Trump warned against.
ANNALS OF LAW
"Full-Court Press" by Jeffrey Toobin: The impresario behind Neil Gorsuch's confirmation.
"The Prophet of Dystopia" by Rebecca Mead: Margaret Atwood's dark "speculative fiction" eerily anticipated today’s crises.
"Authority Always Wins" by Emily Nussbaum: Margaret Atwood's dark "speculative fiction" eerily anticipated today's crises.
THE ART WORLD
"Second Impressions" by Peter Schjeldahl: Frédéric Bazille's brief career reconsidered.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Men on Missions" by Anthony Lane: Reviews of The Lost City of Z and Aftermath.
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